City Council Meeting



February 9, 2022

@ 6:00pm


Planning Commission Meeting


February 9, 2022

@ 6:01pm


The purpose of the meeting is to consider a variance to the

5-acre minimum requirement for a Planned Use Development

PID 15-180-0325





Carlton City Hall

310 Chestnut Avenue

PO Box 336

Carlton, MN 55718



City Office Hours: 

Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm




City residents and business owners should maintain safe passage on sidewalks by removing any snow and/or ice from the sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours after the end of the snowfall.



Winter Parking Regulations are effect November 1st through March 31st.   No parking on the City streets and alleys between the hours of 3:00 am and 6:00 am daily.  Please adhere to these regulations in an effort to assist our Public Works Department in this winter’s snow removal. Violators will be ticketed.



Please clear snow away from the fire hydrants that may be on your property.  This will allow for a faster response time if there would happen to be a fire in your neighborhood.



Please try to keep your garbage and recycling containers off the sidewalk.  We need to have free passages available for pedestrians in the city.  It will also be helpful during times of snow removal. 




A large part of the volume in our sewer system may come from your laundry. Most of the laundry detergents that you find at your local grocery store probably contain some environmental contaminant.


Look for:

Low Suds or Biodegradable:  They will damage the bacteria colony in the sewer system.

Low or no phosphorous and nitrogen: They promote the growth of choking algae and weeds in our ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers.

Chlorine free:  Better alternatives are Oxygen based bleaches for laundering and white vinegar for disinfecting.




Washing Machine Cleaner

Add one cup of distilled white vinegar to the drum of your washer. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda (to the detergent area if using a front-load washer). Run cycle as usual to clean the machine.


2022 Water Week Posters

South Terrace fourth graders created these wonderful posters to help educate about ground water and drinking water. See how everyone can protect our drinking water.

Inflow and Infiltration Compliance Ordinance

Ord. 208 -Final Certificate of II Compli[...]
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Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 48 to 50 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.


Carlton works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water. Bottled water must provide the same public health protection as public tap water.


Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.


Carlton Monitoring Results


This report contains our monitoring results from January 1 to December 31, 2020.

We work with the Minnesota Department of Health to test drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. It is not unusual to detect contaminants in small amounts. No water supply is ever completely free of contaminants. Drinking water standards protect Minnesotans from substances that may be harmful to their health.


Some of the substances tested for include lead, copper, barium, xylenes, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, chlorine, fluoride, sodium and sulfate. Carlton’s levels for both regulated and unregulated substances were all below the EPA’s goals for each item.


See full report below.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report
2020 CCR.pdf
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